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Marple Warship Parade, November 1941
Home Guard marching on Market Street during Marple's Warship Week in 1941, provided by Hilary Ingham. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Written on back of the photograph: No. 2 Platoon B Company. Marple, Home Guard
Lt. Harrocks, 2nd. Lt Adams, Sgts Wild & Frost, Cpls. Wood, Hindle & Waterhouse, Pvts. Kirley, Bassett, Broom, Waring, Mather, Port, Braddock, Waine, Ashley, Martin, Ritter, Burges
One Monday Evening Summer Stroll Remains
17th July 2017 Bugsworth Basin with Ian Edgar and Judith Wilshaw
To distract ! Links !
Heritage Calling -A Historic England Blog, Urchins and alleyways a rare glimpse of 19th-century Glasgow – in pictures -The Guardian, History Podcasts - BBC History Magazine, Watch Past History Lectures - Gresham College
In the mid-Eighteenth Century Richard Arkwright, a wig maker from Preston, perfected a whacky new machine to spin strong cotton yarn suitable for use as both the warp and weft when weaving fabric on a loom. Not only could one of these ‘spinning frames’ spin lots of threads at once, but many of them could be linked up to a power source, so producing really large quantities of yarn. In order to develop his ideas, Arkwright came to Cromford near Matlock, an isolated area in the Derbyshire hills with an unlimited supply of fast flowing water from a hill stream and the drainage sough of a lead mine.....